On The Outside Looking In

Are You Where You Want to Be?

A business woman ponders at her laptop.Another tax season has come and again you are not where you want to be. For awhile you’ve been thinking you could really “clean up” if you just had the right training and marketing know-how to get your tax preparation business off the ground. You know you have the aptitude; you’ve been doing your friends and family’s taxes for years. Every time you get a chance you read up on the latest tax code changes. Perhaps you even subscribe to IRS Alerts from the latest edition on MSN Money. Doing taxes professionally would be easy for you.So how can you make this happen? How can you get yourself into the position where you can make your current yearly salary in the first 4 months of the year? How can you become a Professional Tax Preparer?Perhaps you’ve looked into signing up with the biggest tax prep chains. A couple even looked good, that is, if you like signing your life away for the next two years. And you know that something wouldn’t sit right knowing you’re making them hundreds of dollars with you only seeing $8.50 an hour. The training they provide seems ok, but when you look into it more deeply, you realize their training isn’t complete and would not enable you to work independently later. There has to be something better!Maybe you’ve even considered opening your own tax preparation franchise. However, the cost of buying into the franchise, with the initial fees, monthly payments and royalties required, makes it difficult to become profitable. It isn’t worth the expense for the mere HOPE that you could recoup the tens of thousands you would have to shell out for name recognition alone. And all that while paying some steep monthly overhead for office space and furniture. There has to be a better way, right?

Complete and Affordable Tax Certification

Professional Tax Preparer Certification LogoUniversal Accounting has thought the same thing. Since 1979 Universal Accounting Center has been showing businesses how to become more profitable. In his book, In the Black, Allen Bostrom, President and CEO of Universal, details the formula one would use to see their business succeed. And it’s upon those sound and solid principles that Universal has built the Professional Tax Preparation Certification.The coursework takes you from beginning to advanced with interactive DVD’s taught in such a way that you can easily follow along in the training manuals. Made up of 4 modules, the course takes you from your Bread and Butter Returns to the complex Small Business Returns where you can put a dent into the debt to income ratio! Universal even has a module that will show you tried and true methods on marketing your practice to those who will pay you the big bucks to handle their tax filing.There is a better way to do business, and it’s having a business of your own! Universal Accounting has helped over 30,000 other accounting, bookkeeping and tax professionals get the training they need to be successful with their own practices. You could be the next. Don’t let another year pass without you being in the driver’s seat of your career! You can get the hands-on training and marketing know-how while keeping costs low as you work from your home office. Universal knows a better way to making your career change profitable and successful.Are you ready to take that next step? You have gotten this far in your search to do what you want in your chosen career, take the next step. The time is now to be able to get the training and the change you desire in your professional life. Enroll today!

Painless Accounting

Increase Your Services and Your Bottom Line

Here’s a quick quiz for you.

  1. Would you like to grow your business?
  2. Would you like to work smarter and beat the competition?
  3. Would you like to make more money?
  4. Would you like to make a difference?
  5. And would you like to do it all in less time?

If you answered “yes” to one or more of the above questions, then you would probably be interested in becoming a certified Professional Bookkeeper. If you’re not quite sure yet, here’s another quiz.

  1. Would you like the training to be convenient?
  2. Would you like to learn at your own pace?
  3. Would you like to avoid complicated math and confusing lingo?
  4. Would you like to work with a small business, which provides over 85% of accounting opportunities?
  5. And would you like to do it all without spending 4 years at a university?

Again, if you answered “yes” to those questions, then don’t wait another day to change your career and your life!

Small Businesses Are Looking for a Few Good Accountants

Over 85% of the opportunities in the accounting field are within small businesses. Universities prepare their students for corporate accounting which doesn’t address small business needs. More than 50% of small businesses fail, and much of that failure can be attributed to a lack of accounting expertise. Imagine contributing to the success of the small businesses, which will build your own community while providing you with job satisfaction and security. Why can’t that be you and how would you go about it?

UAC’s Professional Bookkeeper Program Has the Answer

At Universal Accounting, we understand the needs of small businesses like nobody else. We’ve helped people like you advance their careers in small business accounting for over 25 years. With a curriculum designed specifically to address the needs of small businesses, Universal Accounting offers the most complete small business accounting course anywhere. And depending on your schedule and situation, it could only take you 60 hours to complete. That’s about 4 weeks. Just think of it, you working for your financial stability and the lifestyle you have set for yourself in as little as 4 weeks!

Endless Opportunities

The Professional Bookkeeper Program will enable you to advance in your current job. Even non-accounting positions can be enhanced with accounting knowledge; this designation alone could impress your boss and earn a promotion. Or maybe you’d like to expand your tax practice by adding accounting services to your menu. This one program can open doors you might not have known existed. In an informal poll taken by the success coaches here at Universal Accounting, we contacted 100 graduates of our Professional Bookkeeper Program 12 months after their graduation. 74% are now working in the accounting field, have been promoted to a management position or own their own accounting business.

Success Stories

But don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what our students have to say about the program.

When I started this class I knew nothing about accounting. Wow, what a difference 4 weeks can make! My advice, Just Do It. You never know what you can do until you do it. I know you’ve heard it before, but in 10 years do you want to be where you are now? I don’t. That’s why I’m here doing this.Dennis KeenerI have the videos and will watch them over and over. This support sets Universal Accounting Center apart from the other institutions. The material presented by Universal Accounting Center is what I have searched for all my life. I know from years of educational experience that no finer information exists and no one puts this material together better than Universal Accounting!Benjamin YorkI have been very impressed by how much we have learned in such a short time. I had no experience in any accounting but I was still able to complete this course. I would recommend this class to anyone that is interested in accounting.-Marianne Johansen

Hundreds have found success in the Professional Bookkeeper Program. Won’t you join them?

Universal’s Distance Learning PB Program

An explanation of Universal Accounting Center’s Professional Bookkeeper Program is available on VHS or DVD to provide you with the flexibility and convenience necessary in today’s hectic world. While some students breeze through the program in a matter of weeks, others take their time in order to work the training around their busy lives. Maybe you have been thinking about this for a while, to getting your PB Certification, take advantage of the opportunity right now. Learn how if you order today! Consider how much a university education might cost. Here is a quick breakdown of typical expenses.



Tuition and Fees

$4000 per year * 4 years = $16,000



Housing for 4 years

$4000 per year * 4 years = $16,000



There is no comparison on cost – $33,000 versus the low cost of the Professional Bookkeeper Program! The PB Program wins hands-down. And because our course will take about 4 weeks, rather than 4 years, you can also cut out the cost of lost career opportunities, since you can get working right away. Even a conservative estimate of $2,000/month of wage x 47 months (4 years minus the month that our training takes) comes to $94,000 in lost wages. Add that to the $33,000 in costs associated with a college accounting program and we come to a grand total of $127,000 – the REAL COST of university training! Enroll today and the Professional Bookkeeper Program will help you take advantage of 85% of accounting opportunities. Begin increasing your offerings and your bottom line today.

Wanted: Professional Tax Preparers

According to William G. Gale of the Tax Policy Center, more and more people every year have a professional prepare their taxes.

taxcodeJust look at what Char De Coster, of The Home Improvement Web, has to say about it.“Each year, federal income taxes increase in size and difficulty. Each year tax software packages get better, but even using software programs requires time. Plus, the outcome is directly related to the information being entered correctly by the taxpayer. To save you from stress, the services of a paid professional may be something to consider this year.”We’ve heard it said before, “There are only two constants in this life. Death and Taxes.” Fortunately, you can profit from one of them. While many industries come and go, you can know that not only will qualified Tax Professionals be needed today, but as long as people need to pay taxes, and tax laws continue to become even more complicated than they are now, they will not only be needed… but wanted for their skills.

If you’ve ever thought of making a change in your life… now is the time.

I know there are many opportunities out there, but there are lots of advantages to owning your own Tax Preparation business and I’d like to spend a few moments with you to discuss them. If a recession-proof business and the opportunity to make $100 an hour or more appeals to you, read on.

Millions of Americans pay professionals to prepare and file their taxes. Will you be ready to take advantage of this trend?

where tax comes fromAccording to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, despite plans to streamline the tax system almost every year, taxes always seem to become more and more complicated. People and businesses will continue to need help. They predict that there will be plenty of opportunities for tax preparers nationally for the foreseeable future.$2,473,298,000,000.00 is an interesting number. It’s a number that most of us aren’t very familiar with. It’s the projected budget for 2006. The graph at left illustrates where the revenue to support that budget comes from. It’s interesting to note that 43.5%, by far the biggest chunk comes from individual income taxes. This is a great opportunity for you. In fact, the US Department of Labor predicts that as the economy grows, the number of businesses will increase, requiring more accountants/bookkeepers to prepare taxes, set up books, and provide management advice. As these businesses grow, the volume and complexity of information developed by these professionals regarding costs, expenditures, and taxes will increase as well. They go on to say that the increased need for qualified tax preparers and accountants will arise from changes in legislation related to taxes, financial reporting standards, business investments, mergers, and other financial matters.

Wanted! Professional Tax Preparers!

There are several advantages to owning your own Tax Preparation Business and not the least of these is the ability to earn an incredible income! Let’s take a look at some of the reasons that you should consider this lucrative business.

  • You will earn a better income. If you’re like most people, you’ve spent a good deal of your life working for someone else and putting money into their pocket. Wouldn’t it be nice to earn the same type of income your boss does? Would you like to do better than that? With a career in Professional Tax Preparation, you can. With the right training, you’ll be able to bill $100 per hour or more for your services.
  • You will be your own boss. Working for yourself can be one of the most rewarding things you can do. You’re in a position to provide for yourself and your family the type of lifestyle you deserve.
  • You will create a stable income. You might be thinking, “Owning my own business can provide a stable income?” “I thought it was just the opposite.”

Let me assure you…it sure can. If you plan and use a proven strategy for success, you will be able to create a very stable income and a very comfortable lifestyle. In years past, you could work in a big corporation and find all the security of lifelong employment, but those days are over. Because of corporate restructuring, layoffs, downsizing, and countless other reasons, many people have found that the career choice they thought would lead them to a secure future didn’t. But don’t despair; you can experience that security by being in business for yourself. You just need to make the right choices.

  • You can enjoy increased tax benefits. When you own your own business there are a few perks that the average employee doesn’t get to enjoy. There are many things that you can either partially or completely write off as tax deductions. Your car, your home office, your computer, and your office supplies to name just a few.

I don’t have any experience in taxes… can I really start a Tax Preparation business?

Absolutely. There is no question in my mind. Thousands of people just like you are finding the interesting and rewarding business of Professional Tax Preparation is the perfect business for them. Many of these folks are people just like you and me, people without a background in Tax Preparation, but with the right education, they are finding their Tax Preparation Business to be one of the most rewarding things they have ever done.

“That’s all fine and good, but how can I know for sure?”

The first step is to evaluate your own strengths and weaknesses. If you follow the link below, I’ve included a short questionnaire that might help you determine for yourself if a Tax Preparation business is right for you. I’d Like to See if a Tax Preparation Business is Right for Me. If you’d like to learn more about starting a Professional Tax Preparation Business, just click on the link below and you’ll find all the information you’ll need to create a profitable and beneficial Tax Preparation business. Okay… Show Me How to Start a Tax Preparation Business.